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Poems by Jean Ingelow, In Two Volumes, Volume II.

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Author: Jean Ingelow
Language: English
Wordcount: 96,947 / 294 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 644
Added to site: 2004.08.21
mnybks.net#: 4889
Genre: Poetry
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orld ever can be deemed
That is not yet past praying for.

So far
So good. As birds awaked do stretch their wings
The ships did stretch forth sail, full clad they towered
And right into the sunset went, hull down
E'en with the sun.

To us in twilight left,
Glory being over, came despondent thought
That mocked men's eager act. From many a hill,
As if the land complained to Heaven, they sent
A towering shaft of murky incense high,
Livid with black despair in lieu of praise.
The green wood hissed at every beacon's edge
That widen'd fear. The smell of pitchpots fled
Far over the field, and tongues of fire leaped up,
Ay, till all England woke, and knew, and wailed.

But we i' the night through that detested reek
Rode eastward. Every mariner's voice was given
'Gainst any fear for the western shires. The cry
Was all, 'They sail for Calais roads, and thence,
The goal is London.' <

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